Georgetown County School District to make energy efficiency improvements with stimulus aid
October 27, 2009
The Georgetown County School District has been awarded $348,752 in federal energy stimulus funds by the South Carolina Budget and Control Board’s South Carolina Energy Office.
The district will install energy efficiency heating and air conditioning control systems in Waccamaw Elementary School and Waccamaw High School. Newer, more energy efficient heating and air conditioning systems will be installed at Pleasant Hill Elementary School.
“Properly managing heating and air conditioning systems and installing new, efficient units is essential to realizing cost savings in energy bills,” said John Clark, director of the South Carolina Energy Office. “Georgetown County taxpayers will save over $82,000 annually.”
The state’s 85 school districts are sharing $20.3 million in grants and loans for energy efficiency. The state’s two- and four-year colleges are receiving a total of $12.2 million, and state agencies are getting $7.4 million for energy efficiency improvements.